Your Ticket to Riveting Home-Theater Performance That Never Expires: Wharfedale Diamond 11.CS Center-Channel Loudspeaker Touts Two Five-Inch Drivers, Integrates in Large Rooms
Designed to deliver outstanding home-theater performance even in large rooms, the Wharfedale Diamond 11.CS center-channel loudspeaker punches your never-expiring ticket to riveting cinematic entertainment. Loaded with audiophile technology and construction, Diamond 11.CS relies on a pair of five-inch Kevlar drivers and a one-inch Wide Frequency Response tweeter to drop you inside the action at hand – films, television shows, sports broadcasts, and multi-channel pieces of music included. Its precision, transparency, detail, depth, and naturalism make Diamond 11.CS a natural for reproducing dialog, spatial cues, special effects, and ambience crucial to both cohesive sound and hair-stand-on-end realism. This two-way speaker flawlessly integrates with any of the other models in the Diamond 11 Series, and its affordable cost only hints at its value-oriented magnificence. Diamond 11.CS means you don't have to settle. Explore its sophisticated architecture, components, and engineering below. And order today with the security of our 100% Music Direct Guarantee.
Advanced Drivers and Engineering
Woven Kevlar cones bond to a super-lightweight surround made from hi-tech foam that delivers remarkable clarity and expression. The foam surround is manufactured in-house with a U.S.A.-made "water-resistant polyester foam" that has proven longevity, higher elongation, and better tensile, tear strength, and ozone resistance. The cones are driven by copper-clad aluminum coils, which surround a custom-shaped one-piece pole plate fitted with a copper cap to reduce inductance and linearize the magnetic flux. A specially designed basket, with a large open area behind the cone, holds together the driver assembly. The basket's rigidity improves transient impact and the big open area reduces early reflections while allowing the internal cabinet absorbent to do its work.
Exclusive to Diamond 11 Series: Updated Wide Frequency Response Tweeter
Developed specifically for Diamond 11 Series, Wharfedale's Wide Frequency Response tweeter incorporates its own cabinet in the form of a rear chamber damped with fiber filling. The design provides a low resonant frequency below 800Hz, ensuring the usual distortion heard from such resonance gets buried deep below the musical output. An over-sized ceramic magnet, chosen to give a smoother sound than common neodymium types, attaches to a vented pole piece with copper cap. Taken together, the features contribute to a wonderfully lucid midrange and smooth, pure, richly defined high-frequency detail.
Curved Cabinets and Superior Bracing
The main enclosure of each Diamond 11 Series speaker utilizes a multi-layer sandwich of woods of differing density to subdue the identifiable characteristics of the cabinet sound and let the advanced drivers speak for themselves. Critical bracing of the cabinet panels contributes to the eradication of audible resonance, as does the curving of the cabinet walls to provide a non-boxy shape. In addition, the cabinet walls are lined with a specially developed internal fiber chosen for its outstanding absorbent qualities across a wide bandwidth. The result: You hear the drive unit output unsullied by unwanted colorations caused by panel vibration or internal resonances, meaning you get more musical detail and texture.
Slot-Loaded Distributed Port for Fundamental Bass Reproduction
Instead of employing a standard circular reflex port, an updated version of Wharfedale's sophisticated Slot-Loaded Distributed Port augments bass performance. An internal port tube, with precisely curved openings to smooth airflow, opens into a slot formed between the cabinet and plinth – reducing the turbulence and chuffing suffered by conventional ported systems (and caused by the sudden outrush of high-pressure air into the low pressure in the room). You experience a natural recreation of the fundamental notes of bass instruments, matching the realistic sound of the midrange and treble characteristics. The design also allows you to position Diamond 11 speakers closer to a rear wall than is possible with conventional rear-ported speakers.